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Dual enrollment is a winning strategy for Florida students
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Aug 22, 6:38 AM: In the past several years, Florida’s dual enrollment numbers have exploded.  In 2017-18, approximately 70,000 students enrolled at one of the state’s 28 public colleges according to newly released data from the Florida >
Charter schools receive more funding from district in shift
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Aug 22, 6:27 AM: The Sarasota County School Board voted 4-1 to offer an additional $1.6 million to charter schools for capital projects. The Sarasota County School Board shifted course Tuesday and voted to offer local charter schools about >
Opinion: Florida Needs Another Path For Charter Schools
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Aug 22, 5:23 AM: Charter schools have a legitimate place in our state. They’re written into our laws because they give families a public-school option (and hope) when their zoned school doesn’t meet their needs. But they have to get >
Judge orders Amendment 8 be removed from Florida ballot
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Aug 21, 4:46 AM: A Leon county judge ordered Monday that Amendment 8, the measure that seeks to create a pathway for the state to oversee charter schools and bypass local school boards, be removed from the ballot.
Charter School foes: Education amendment clear as mud
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Aug 20, 6:06 AM: Lawyers for a voting-rights group asked a judge Friday to remove a proposed constitutional amendment that could expand charter schools in Florida from the November ballot, arguing the measure is misleading.
New Martin charter school could be first of many if constitutional amendment passes
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Aug 20, 5:59 AM: The contract formalizes most of what was laid out in the charter's application, approved earlier this year. Yet some parents and school board members remain wary, saying the new charter doesn't address an unmet need, >
After losing court battle to 2 charters, school board wants another go
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Aug 17, 6:37 AM: After years of fighting in court to stop two charter schools from opening, the Palm Beach County School Board wants to go another round.
As Fight Over Education Amendment Rages In Court, Creator Says '8IsGreat'
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Aug 17, 5:37 AM: The League of Women Voters of Florida is hoping to persuade a Leon County Circuit judge today to strip a constitutional amendment proposal off the November ballot. The amendment in question is number eight, which combines >
Florida vouchers may have gone to ineligible students
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Aug 15, 5:45 AM: A new audit is raising questions about whether private school vouchers went to ineligible students in Florida.
School board members to vote on two charter schools they rejected
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Aug 14, 6:37 AM: Two charter schools, rejected by the Palm Beach County School Board, will get a new chance at opening their doors Wednesday when the board is required to vote again on whether to accept them.
Commission smacks down School Board, grants appeal for Tallahassee Classical charter
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Aug 10, 7:34 AM: Tallahassee Classical School will be able to open in Leon County, according to a recommendation made by the Charter School Appeal Commission.
Cost of competition: Marco Island Academy teams take to the web for fundraising
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Aug 10, 6:51 AM: Marco Island Academy board chair Jane Watt said the school budgets over $100,000 annually to pay the costs of running their sports programs – and they have to find the money themselves.
Tallahassee Classical goes before charter appeal commission Thursday
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Aug 9, 7:28 AM: Tallahassee Classical School, whose charter application was denied by the Leon County School District this spring, takes its case to a higher authority Thursday.
A new vo-tech academy in Port St. Lucie? St. Lucie County School Board members question need
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Aug 9, 6:34 AM: The school district should work with Indian River State College to submit a pitch to the city to develop the vo-tech school, Carvelli said. Developers of public, private and charter schools would also be invited to submit >
SCF Venice to open new charter school
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Aug 9, 6:20 AM: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is set to open a new collegiate charter school campus in Venice, building off of the popularity of its Manatee County charter school.
Pasco School Board considers sharing construction funds with charter schools
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Aug 8, 7:02 AM: Despite facing a shortfall for its own construction and maintenance projects, the Pasco County School Board will consider sharing its capital funds tax revenue with some local charter schools.
Sarasota County School Board keeps charter funding the same
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Aug 8, 6:49 AM: Following a long debate about how much funding Sarasota County charter schools should receive, after their funding was significantly reduced from last year, School Board members narrowly decided in a 3-2 vote Tuesday to >
Duval County School Board member opposes education amendment
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Aug 8, 5:50 AM: Amendment 8 bundles three education-related proposals together: Setting eight-year school board term limits, expanding civics education in public schools and enabling charter schools to bypass local school district to >
Jacksonville charter schools scramble to comply with law requiring armed officers
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Aug 3, 6:55 AM: Less than two weeks from the first day of school, Jacksonville charter schools are scrambling to comply with a new law requiring armed officers on campus.
Eagle Arts’ last-minute plea fails; School Board ends charter
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Aug 2, 6:32 AM: Fed up with protracted efforts to close Eagle Arts Academy that seemingly left the door open for the charter school to welcome students once again this fall, the Palm Beach County School Board ended the school in one vote >

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